Since the birth of the first iPhone, Apple has dedicated endless hours to perfecting its products to provide a premium user experience and hasn’t once failed. The company’s latest flagship device, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, is the best phone money can buy and sits at or near the top of our best phones list as well as best camera phones list.
On Sep. 2022, Apple released four new devices, including the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which efficiently delivers the finest performance capabilities among its competitors. Its superb 48MP shooter, equipped with a compelling Action Mode, stretches everyone’s expectations of camera proficiency. And finally, Apple’s Dynamic Island makes it truly joyful to manage notifications and keep up with live activities.
Although pricey, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is a high-end product that doesn’t disappoint. Keep reading to find out more.
Pricing and availability
Apple released four new devices on Sep. 2022, including iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Accordingly, you should go after a Pro model if you’re looking for the most excellent camera, display, and battery life. All models are available at Apple Stores and Authorized Resellers, starting at AED 4,699 / US$1099 for a Pro Max model with 128GB of storage space.
Weight: 240g | Thickness: 7.9mm | OS: iOS 16 | Screen: 6.7” Retina, AMOLED, 120Hz | Processor: Hexa-core Apple A16 Bionic | RAM: 6GB | Storage: up to 1TB | Cellular: 5G, Nano-SIM, eSIM | Rear camera: 48MP Triple Camera | Front camera: 12MP | Battery: 4323mAh, 50% in 30 mins wired charging
- Dynamic Island is delightful
- Faster than any other phone
- Excellent camera
- Big and heavy
- Slow to charge
Specs you should know
Apple has made it clear that iOS, the company’s exclusive operating system, can make the most out of the hardware it gets its hands on. So, although the numbers don’t look as significant as other flagship devices on paper, the iPhone 14 Pro Max easily outruns its competitors with double the specs.
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|Design||Size: 6.7 inches Weight: 240g, 7.9mm thickness Colors: Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple||Size: 6.7 inches Weight: 240g, 7.7mm thickness Colors: Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue, Alpine Green|
|Screen||LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, 1290 x 2796 pixels||Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, 1284 x 2778 pixels|
|Performance||CPU: Apple A16 Bionic (4nm) RAM: 6GB Storage: 128/256/512/1024GB Cellular: 5G||CPU: Apple A15 Bionic (5nm) RAM: 6GB Storage: 128/256/512/1024GB Cellular: 5G|
|Camera||Wide: 48 MP, f/1.8, 24mm Telephoto: 12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm Ultrawide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm Selfie: 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm||Wide: 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm Telephoto: 12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm Ultrawide: 12 MP, f/1.8, 13mm Selfie: 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm|
|Battery||Li-Ion 4323 mAh, non-removable 20W wired 15W wireless (MagSafe) 7.5W wireless (Qi)||Li-Ion 4352 mAh, non-removable 20W wired 15W wireless (MagSafe) 7.5W wireless (Qi)|
Design and display
When you pick up the iPhone 14 Pro Max, you immediately notice a few changes; a pill-shaped hole has finally replaced the infamous notch, the camera module is even more significant, and the phone’s thicker and heavier than its predecessor, iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Apple’s Dynamic Island technology, shining on the front, is genuinely innovative. Apple could’ve shrunk down the notch and left it there, but managed to make it practical and entertaining. It houses iPhone’s TrueDepth camera and provides access to necessary information no matter what you’re doing. It all adds up to a killer feature, forcing you to splurge on a Pro model rather than a regular one.
iPhone 14 Pro Max brings on Apple’s first Always-on display, one of the few technologies missing from iPhones for a long time, while providing an even more powerful experience than its Android competitors. The screen scales down to 1HZ, mirroring the lock screen at a lower brightness level, enabling you to see your wallpaper, widgets, activities, and notifications.
Finally, the device comes in four colors, Space Black, Silver, Gold, and Deep Purple. The overall design looks very similar to iPhone 13 Pro Max with matte glass on the back, color-matched steel sides, corning-made glass on the front, and the same IP68 water resistance (up to 6m for 30 mins).
Features and performance
The iPhone 14 Pro Max comes with an A16 Bionic 4nm Hexa-core processor, the fastest chip ever used in a smartphone, and 6GB of RAM. It maxes a 5,333 multi-core score on Geekbench 5, blowing the competition far away with Galaxy Z Fold 4 staying on a 3,831 multi-core score with its Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor.
On the graphics side, Apple provides a 5-core GPU that scores 12,363 on the 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited benchmark, beating its rivals once again. Such performance capabilities make the iPhone 14 Pro Max wonderfully responsive while shifting between loads of apps, playing intensive games, or editing 4K videos, offering a smooth and reliable user experience.
Finally, iPhone 14 Pro Max withholds two primary safety features; the satellite Emergency SOS and Crash Detection technology. The new Emergency SOS utilizes new antennas to connect to satellites and ask for emergency services when there’s no cellular signal. Additionally, the Crash Detection feature uses the phone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to identify a car crash, then immediately contacts emergency services and notifies everyone you specified beforehand.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max comes with the latest version of Apple’s exclusive operating system, iOS 16. The new OS provides smooth animations and excellent features to attract everyone. Whether you’re a tech-savvy user or a casual consumer, it meets your expectations.
The iOS 16 update added many new features to the operating system, including customizable lock screens with widgets, the ability to edit or unsend text, a new health app, and a battery percentage indication (finally).
Ultimately, updates continue with iOS 16.2, introducing iCloud Shared Photo Library, a Freeform collaboration app, enhanced widgets, and a karaoke feature for Apple Music subscribers.
Apple turned many heads by introducing an upgraded camera module on iPhone 14 Pro Max, with a 48MP primary wide lens for the first time. The sensor enables you to take high-quality images with better light capture compared to the 12MP lens on its predecessor. The primary camera also offers a 2x zoom option in addition to the 3x telephoto zoom lens. However, it still needs to catch up with its competitors 10x dual optical setup.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max offers enhanced low-light performance across the board. Apple uses a Photonic Engine powered by the A16 Bionic chip, which provides brighter and more colorful photos for every lens. You can capture 48MP images; however, you must enable Apple ProRaw in the camera settings. Once turned on, you can switch between RAW and ordinary pictures within the camera app.
Finally, iPhone 14 Pro Max brings two significant video-capturing upgrades to the table; Action Mode and 4K Cinematic Mode. The Action Mode almost makes it impractical to own a gimbal stabilizer, letting you record smooth videos when you or the subject are in motion. Remember that if you plan to do plenty of 4K shooting, you need to get a model with at least 256GB of storage space.
Battery and charging
Although a 4,323mAh battery on a flagship device seems too weak, the iPhone 14 Pro Max offers extensive battery capabilities thanks to its wonderfully efficient chip. The phone stands second, behind Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro with a 6,000mAh battery, and beats plenty of smartphones with more capable batteries.
Unfortunately, Apple sticks with its 20W charger charging up to 50% in 30 min, so there are undoubtedly faster-charging phones on the market. The iPhone 14 Pro Max also offers 15W MagSafe and 7.5W wireless charging capabilities.
Finally, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is a beast, offering a premium user experience and advanced performance.
Is iPhone 14 Pro Max released?
Yes. Apple released all iPhone 14 models on Sep. 2022.
Is the iPhone 14 Pro Max too big?
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is tall and heavy, making it uncomfortable for many users.
What is the Price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max in Dubai?
It costs AED4,699 for the model with 128GB of storage space.